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Eivør releases shimmering new video for Gullspunnin

Eivor
(Image credit: Sigga Ella)

Faroese folk electronica artist Eivør today releases a new music video for Gulspunnin, as well as a new streaming live version. The song, love letter to Eivør's childhood home on the remote Faroe Islands, has been produced by Lana Del Rey collaborator Dan Heath, and is taken from Eivør's most recent studio album Segl.

"The main inspiration behind Gullspunnin came from a certain feeling I often get when I am back at home on the Faroe Islands," says Eivør. There is something intriguing about the light and foggy landscapes that creates some sort of nostalgic in between state of happiness and sadness -  a longing for something intangible. I wanted to reflect this feeling and a certain timeless state of mind in this song.

"The poem written by Marjun [Syderbø Kjelnæs] tells a story about the soul, forever travelling alone but cocooned in shimmering gold. I have been fascinated by [video director] Anna Maggy for quite some time. In her work I could sense this same mood that I was in when I created the song. For me she really gave Gullspunnin a visual home. It was a very deep and empowering experience to create this piece alongside these amazingly talented women."

Eivør released her very first album, Eivør Pálsdóttir, aged 17 in 2000, released her UK commercial debut in 2017 with Slør. She released the follow-up, Segl, which featured Warduna's Einar Slevik, last year. Herr music has also been used in the latest series of Netflix/BBC flagship The Last Kingdom, as well as Homeland and Game Of Thrones.

Eivør has three UK dates scheduled for October (although these are Covid-permitting). She will play:

Oct 22: Manchester Rebellion
Oct 23: London Union Chapel
Oct 24: Glasgow St. Luke's

Prog Magazine featured Eivør in the Outer Limits in issue 117, which you can buy online here (opens in new tab).

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.